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Millions in US have lost someone who couldn't afford treatment

November 14, 2019


A Gallup poll published Tuesday found that 13% of U.S. adults, or roughly 34 million Americans, know a friend or family member who died in the past five years because he or she could not afford their medical treatment or medication.

Map: Where nurses are paid the most (and least)

November 14, 2019


A Forbes analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data ranks all 50 states based on how much registered nurses are paid. Find out how much they are paid in your sate with our interactive map.

'An evil I haven't faced before': Henry Ford surgeons perform double-lung transplant on teen with vaping-linked illness

November 14, 2019


Henry Ford Health System on Monday announced that it performed what the health system believes is the first double-lung transplant for a patient with a vaping-related illness.

Total federal exchange signups down by 20% from last year, CMS data shows

November 14, 2019


CMS on Wednesday announced 754,967 individuals signed up for federal exchange plans during the second week of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, bringing total federal exchange plan signups to 932,049 so far.

CMS wants to crack down on unauthorized Medicaid spending. Here's how.

November 14, 2019


CMS on Tuesday released a proposed rule intended to increase transparency around states' supplemental Medicaid payments and financing arrangements by establishing new reporting requirements.

Hospital acquired conditions are declining—so why are pressure injuries on the rise?

November 14, 2019


The rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has continued to rise while other hospital-acquired conditions have fallen, prompting some providers to question whether federal regulators are taking the right approach to reduce incidence rates.

Another appeals court upholds CMS' controversial 2017 DSH payment rule

November 14, 2019


A second federal appeals court last week reversed a lower court's ruling and upheld a 2017 rule that changed how CMS calculates Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments to ensure providers are not doubly compensated for care costs covered by third-party insurers.

What Americans are stressed about, charted

November 13, 2019


Americans are citing health care, mass shootings, and the presidential election as significant sources of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's "Stress in America" survey released last week.

Ascension is sharing millions of patient records with Google. Here's why.

November 13, 2019


Google and Ascension, the second-largest U.S. health system, on Monday announced a joint project to analyze the health data of millions of patients—and the news drew attention from lawmakers and regulators, with HHS' Office for Civil Rights announcing a federal inquiry into the project over potential HIPAA concerns.

Former Trump officials were paid hundreds of thousands under CMS contract

November 13, 2019


At least eight former officials who served on President Trump's campaign, presidential transition team, or in the White House received as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars under a one-year CMS communications contract that is under federal investigation, according to new documents obtained by Politico.

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